Saif Maqbool

Assistant Professor
  • FAST School of Management
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Dr Saif Maqbool is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department at FAST School of Management, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus. He did his PhD in Management & Actuarial Sciences from the University of Udine, Italy. His PhD dissertation is regarding the micro-foundations of Innovation. During his doctoral studies, he attended courses and workshops in several European universities and presented his research work at international conferences. He also spent a year at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia as visiting doctoral researcher and attended a summer school at Utrecht University, Netherlands. He won Doctor Europeaus funding for the three years of PhD and Young Researcher Mobility Program funding for four months from Region Fruili Venezia Guilia (Italy).

Prior to his PhD, he did a Master of Science in Business Administration with a particular focus on supply chain management from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy). He has secured a merit-based scholarship for the second year of his master’s program. He worked for three and half years as Business Development Executive in a leading logistics and supply chain management organization in Lahore. He is the gold medalist of BBA batch 2003-2007 of the Superior College, Lahore.


Strategic Management, Individual creativity, Innovative work behaviour, knowledge sharing/hiding, Non-technological innovations, Organizational behaviour, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Supply chain management.


  • Ph.D (Managerial & Actuarial Sciences), University of Udine, Italy (2017)
    M.Sc-BA (Master of Science in Business Administration), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (2013)
    BBA, The Superior College, Lahore, Pakistan (2007)


  1. Rafiq, M., Akbar, A., Maqbool, S., Sokolová, M., Haider, S. A., Naz, S., & Danish, S. M. (2022). Corporate Risk Tolerance and Acceptability towards Sustainable Energy Transition. Energies, 15(2), 459.


  1. Rafiq, M., Naz, S., & Maqbool, S. (2021). Linking Online Business Education and Academic Excellence: Outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. IBA Business Review, 16(2).


  1. Naz, S., Maqbool, S., Waqas, M., Haris, R., and Rafiq, M. (2021). A qualitative study on monitoring, evaluation and reflection system of students at higher education institutes in Pakistan. Journal of ISOSS, Vol. 7(4), 385-397.


  1. Rafiq, M., Maqbool, S., Martins, J. M., Mata, M. N., Dantas, R. M., Naz, S., & Correia, A. B. (2021). A Study on Balanced Scorecard and Its Impact on Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Organizations; A Mediating Role of Political and Regulatory Institutions. Risks, 9(6), 110. doi:10.3390/risks9060110 (IF: 0.853).


  1. Rafiq, M., Naz, S., Martins, J. M., Mata, M. N., Mata, P. N., & Maqbool, S. (2021). A Study on Emerging Management Practices of Renewable Energy Companies after the Outbreak of Covid-19: Using an Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) Approach. Sustainability, 13(6), 3420. (IF: 2.592).


  1. Rafiq, M.; Zhang, X.; Yuan, J.; Naz, S.; Maqbool, S. (2020). Impact of a Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System Tool to Improve Sustainable Development: Measuring the Mediation of Organizational Performance through PLS-Smart. Sustainability, 12, 1365. (Impact Factor: 2.592)


  1. Maqbool, S., Černe, M., & Bortoluzzi, G. (2019). Micro-foundations of innovation: Employee silence, perceived time pressure, flow and innovative work behaviour. European Journal of Innovation Management, 22(1), 125-145. (Impact Factor: 1.793)


  1. Bortoluzzi, G., Maqbool, S. (2016). Le 12 fonti della Innovation Capability tra letteratura accademica e pratica managerial. Economia e Società Regionale (ESR), XXXIV(3), 48-67. doi:10.3280/ES2016-003004 (English title: The twelve sources of innovation capability between academic literature and managerial practice).


  1. Maqbool, S., Rafiq, M., Imran, M. (2014). Creating competitive advantage through supply chain management. International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management (IJRCM), 4(02). ISSN: 0976-2183.





  1. Rafiq, M., Zhang, X., Yuan, J., Maqbool, S., & Saleem, A. (2019). A contextual analysis of emerging management practices: An adoption of ISM approach for knowledge-based perspective. Paper presented at 1st Scientia Academia Conference of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Social Sciences (SAC-MESS-2019), 6-7 April 2019, UTM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  1. Maqbool, S., Bortoluzzi, G., Cerne, M. (2016). Micro-foundations of innovation: Employee silence, perceived time pressure, flow and innovative work behaviour. Paper presented at the Research in Entrepreneurship & Small Business (RENT XXX) Conference: Innovation, Relational Networks, Technology and Knowledge Transfer as Drivers of Global Competitiveness, Antwerp, Belgium, 16-18 November. ISSN 2219-5572.


  1. Maqbool, S., Bortoluzzi, G., Cerne, M., Rafiq, M., Shakeel, S. R. (2016). Antecedents of innovation capabilities: A multi-dimensional framework based on a systematic review. Paper presented at the Management International Conference: Managing Global Change, Pula, Croatia, 1-4 June. (Book of abstract ISSN 1854-4312, ISBN 978-961-6984-26-3).


  1. Maqbool, S., Bortoluzzi, G., Cerne, M. (2015). Micro-foundations of innovation: A systematic review of drivers and determinants of creativity and innovation at individual and team/group level. Paper presented at the 4th Economic and Business Review Conference: Raising the Competitiveness Game, Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, 27th


  1. Rangus, K., Cerne, M., Maqbool, S. (2015). The interplay of microfoundations of open innovation: A multilevel analysis of leadership tactics and employee openness. Paper presented at the R&D Management Conference, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, 23-26 June (pp. 162). [full paper]


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